- The Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza has come under attack again, a day after an Israeli airstrike killed dozens of people and sparked widespread condemnation.
- Ambulances carrying injured Palestinians entered Egypt from Gaza through the Rafah border gate, which opened for the first time since October 7.
- Some foreign nationals or dual passport holders will also be allowed to leave.
- Palestinian telecommunications company Paltel said communications and internet services were once again disrupted in the Gaza Strip.
- At least 8,796 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks in Gaza since October 7. More than 1,400 people have died in Israel.
About Jabalia Refugee Camp
- Jabalia is the largest of eight refugee camps in the Gaza Strip.
- The densely populated camp in the north of the besieged area covers an area of just 1.4 square kilometers (0.5 square miles).
- According to the United Nations, there are about 116,000 registered refugees in the camp.
- The Israeli army has attacked the camp several times since the start of the war, including on October 9, 12, 19, and 22, killing and injuring hundreds of people.
- The camp is home to three UN-run schools, which have been converted into shelters for hundreds of displaced families.
- According to the United Nations, this camp is currently overcrowded and lacks living space.
Silence is okay for a while. When it exceeds the breaking point, silence is a sin. You all are people who will quote Mahmoud Darwish’s love poetry. You’ll romanticize the work of a Palestinian poet. You’ve been so quiet about his work recently.
Why is that, I wonder?
Is Palestinian poetry only relevant & heart-touching when it’s about love?
Or trauma? Or death?
The people of Gaza don’t have a voice anymore; some are dead, some have been silenced. YOU have a voice, a platform, and a privilege. Use it. I see people saying that Linkedin is a professional platform, it isn’t made for political opinions. Are we really gonna choose where to voice our opinions? This isn’t a war. It is genocide.